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Easter Adventures taking place at Sewerby Hall & Gardens during school holidays



Easter 2022 will see the Return of Easter Adventures to Sewerby Hall and Gardens, with a two-week programme of events and activities for all the family, including the ever-popular jousting on Easter Sunday.

Back for the first time since 2019, Easter Adventures offers a great mix of indoor and outdoor activities for all ages throughout the school holidays.

Monday, 11 April : Rusticus Encounter : Forest Fairy : a walk in the woods to meet the forest fairy for a magical adventure, at various times between 11.30am and 3pm.

Tuesday, 12 April : Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre: Robin Hood : delve into the forest for an interactive seated performance to discover the country’s  greatest outlaw, with music, adventures and a tournament. Performances between 11.30am-3pm.

Wednesday, 13 April : Easter Magic and Face Painting : Join Mr Bubbles in the Orangery for a magic show, with face painting outside. Shows at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Pre-booking essential for the Magic Show – book at the Welcome Centre.

Thursday, 14 April : Rusticus Adventure : Magical Springtime : 11.30am -3pm : a performance walk through the gardens as creatures prepare for the Spring. Meet some larger than life characters.

Friday, 15 April (Good Friday) : Wildcats: Mini  Beast Detective Hunt : 11am-3pm : use pots, magnifying glasses, nets and maps to find and identify the mini beasts.

Saturday, 16 April : Rusticus Adventure Trail : Magic Kingdom : 11am-2pm : enjoy an outdoor trail. Follow the clues, do puzzles and activities, and meet the king and queen of the fairies!

Saturday, 16 April : Easter Magic and Face Painting : 11am – 4pm

Sunday, 17 April (Easter Sunday): Craft Fair: 11am-4pm : gifts, keepsakes and accessories, all in the Orangery.

Sunday, 17 April : Medieval Jousting : 11am-4pm : England’s number one jousting team from Nottingham will bring 20 jousters, including the Black Knight and Sir Michael of York. Jousting displays at 1pm and 2.30pm.

Monday, 18 April : Rusticus Encounter : Forest Fairy (as above)

Tuesday, 19 April : Rusticus Woodland Creatures Theatre : Robin Hood (as above)

Wednesday, 20 April : Easter Magic and Face Painting (as above)

Thursday, 21 April : Rusticus Adventure : Magical Springtime (as above)

Friday, 22 April : Wildcats : Wild Creature Art: 11am-3pm : Design a creature – create weird and wonderful beasts

Saturday, 23 April : Rusticus Adventure Trail : Magic Kingdom (as above).

Marie Gascoigne, general manager, Sewerby Hall and Gardens : “After the enforced break of the last two years, we are so excited to be hosting the Return of Easter Adventures this year! The highlight will of course be the Medieval Jousting, but we have a great programme of fun events and activities over two weeks for the whole family!”

In addition to the events, the zoo and the Clock Tower Cafe will be open daily, and the house will also be open, including the current exhibition, ‘The Art of the Menu’. Visitors will also be able to explore the gardens with the Love Exploring app and enjoy a dinosaur safari.

For full details of all the events and activities, as well as admission prices and opening times, visit

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